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no u.n. resolution on syria's chemical disarmament should allow the use of force according to russia's foreign minister who tells his french colleague he wants more pressure on the syrian opposition to join peace talks. a mass shooting in the u.s. capital leaves thirteen dead with a lone gunman targeting a heavily guarded naval facility motives behind the attack are still unclear. lottie speaks exclusively to the lawyer of fugitive whistleblower edward snowden as we pieced together the details of his everything life months after his revelations lifted the veil on the n.s.a.'s sweeping snooping activities.
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live from our studios here in moscow your. russia and france both want progress in syria's chemical disarmament haven't yet agreed on how to get there the country's top diplomats failed to reach a consensus on a un resolution on syria and their moscow meeting paris was the document to allow the use of force but russia doesn't want to pull scott has more. the tone of the press conference was really rather interesting with both sides stressing and highlighting their similarities rather than their differences both sides saying that their objectives for syria are the same that is peace in the country brought about by diplomats diplomatic and political means the only difference really seems to be how to get there and in particular the wording of this u.n. security council resolution of the united nations will try and find common ground and try and agree on a resolution that would really give legal and binding support to the deal that was
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agreed in principle between moscow and washington in geneva over the weekend this is the deal that syria has also agreed to it would see damascus disclose and declare that chemical weapons stockpile by the end of the week and have it destroyed by the middle of next year now the usa the u.k. and france of course suggesting that the threat of military intervention and sanction should remain on the table if damascus fails to comply with this resolution however russia says this is counterproductive and are necessary and only if damascus fails to comply only then should the issue be taken back to the u.n. security council or not before and that the threats of military intervention and sanctions should not be included in the initial resolution that the other topics that were discussed by the foreign ministers in moscow on tuesday included the possibility of the geneva two conference where both sides in the syrian conflict get around the table and try and discuss a way a peaceful resolution to the end of the conflict now russia says they can get
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representatives representatives from the syrian government around the table however the opposition are unlikely to do so without the precondition that president bashar al assad stands down but at the moment that looks extremely unlikely. well u.n. reports which came out on monday confirmed that chemical weapons were used in syria last month it doesn't say who carried out the attack the u.s. britain and france all think the information the dog points to the syrian government also fast says russia's ambassador to the u.n. charlie churkin russia believes that rebel involvement should be investigated too as there are many questions such as the origin of the sorry the rockets that were here used where they were launched from and. one question which i sort of wondered out loud about in the course of consultations and there was no answer to that you know we have this scenario of the use of chemical weapons on
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august twenty one by the government forces they are fighting with opposition armed groups and they've fired a number of rockets with chemical weapons. trying to get to those armed opposition groups and there are no casualties in the in the armed opposition groups is it even stereotypically possible to fire five or six rockets against your opponent and have all of them missed the targets michael maloof had worked for the u.s. defense department for nearly thirty years he showed us what he said was a classified u.s. intelligence reports indicate rebels from the al nusra front were in possession of sarin gas documents also states that the poison could have been used in an attack on syria's largest city aleppo in march. i have. a report from a source who has direct connections with two to classified information it's one one page i mean expecting others it's classified secret no foreign it's from
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the n g i c or the national ground intelligence center the u.s. military did an assessment based upon fifty indicators and clandestine interviews that the sourcing. originated out of iraq into turkey before some of it was confiscated in may in turkey and that there has actually been a more significant amount of crn production both in iraq and in turkey going to the going to the opposition principally al-qaeda and we've had separate reports now that. elements are rather significant numbers. and have and now have permeated into the opposition so the ability to be able to. distinguish who gets what and where is going to makes it much more problematic for this administration. as more what's going on in syria on our website right now we're
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reporting about the evolving ministration waving a federal law provisions in order to supply the syrian rebels that's what the dot com to find out more about that. a mass shooting heavily guarded the u.s. naval command center as the thirteenth. self shooter is believed to be a former navy reservist it's still unclear what drove him to carry out the attack on some sex with force. i'm here on m. street in southeast washington d.c. just a few blocks from the navy yard where police responded to an active shooting that we now learned led to multiple fatalities as of right now the fatality count stands at thirteen people including the suspected gunman who police have identified as thirty four year old aaron alexis who formerly served in the navy and was working
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as a military contractor police are also looking for a second man who was seen wearing a military style uniform around the scene of the crime he's considered a person of interest in the shooting witnesses described the scene shot start inside the building and building one hundred seven i was not there i heard this and shots there inside the building i know it was on the fourth floor when i documented the building myself and other gentlemen were in the alley behind that building and that's where we were shot at the washington navy yard is the navy's largest on shore establishment today it serves as an administrative pub for the navy housing the chief of naval operations and the naval sea systems command many who worked at the navy yard were forced to shelter in place for as long as eight hours until police determined the scene to be safe we were shuffled around it just it. was a good home an area here is it where we could be took care of the spores like contacting spouses family members would. be they were very very professional about that they made sure that we were comforted that during this traumatic situation
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that those who worked at the building considered it secure this is a military environment and we owe a screen to get a in and you know we thought to be in the seven vironment but again not on come on you know outside in this area because we had a minute for his own but for that to happen is quite unfortunate it's believe the suspect may have acquired a security card from someone who has access to the building there are no metal detectors in place as part of security as of right now there is no known motive and survivors are still trying to piece together what they lived through. that's going to be tough in washington sam sacks are to. of president obama has described a latest attack as yet another mass shooting warning at a cowardly act the u.s. has witnessed numerous gun attacks in recent years in november two thousand and nine thirteen people were killed thirty two were injured in a rampage carried diet an army psychiatrist at fort hood texas two years later
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thirteen people were shot dead when a gunman entered a movie theater in aurora colo colorado i should say less than six months after that adam lanza attacked the sandy hook elementary school killing twenty six mostly children and in march this year another shooting spree at a military base there three did including the attacker who opened fire on fellow service personnel a few months later and i employed twenty three year olds killed five people including his own father in santa monica. the latest shooting a left the country's capital in turmoil with a targeted navy command so just blocks away from capitol hill government facilities there and schools were placed on lockdown and flights suspended from a nearby airport of little analysts gordon duff says that such incidents are major flaws in america's security system. the issue we have i think is that we have a massive amount of security in places where it's highly visible where the threats
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are really very very low they're done for appearance sake only. america is it is a country with maybe two hundred million or more privately owned weapons. the idea of increasing security in the united states the people are very much against it they're tired of twelve years of being followed catalog wiretapped apparently all our mail being read. people are tired of that and there is no amount of violence that's going to bring the american people to a point where they're going to want more government more watching more security more big brother. coming up in the program a euro skeptic group may play a key role in ten these upcoming elections in the morning the chances of them it was in their own eyes a government coalition the details in a few minutes. wealthy
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human rights watch claims there's evidence that bahraini security forces returning to take in the buz children suspected of participating antigovernment protests that's according to reports published today and this is actually a copy of that report and we have some quotes here from the information recently obtained from victims' family members and local rights activists suggest that bahraini authorities often hold children for long periods in detention and subject them to similar forms of mistreatment and i don't detain these including beatings
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and threats of torture. that's now cross live to nicholas mcguinness he's one of the authors of the reports thanks for joining us here on r.t. tell us how was this information actually come by in the first place well look we're a scripted battery and i've been complaining about the detention of children for some time now and on the basis of that from asian human rights watch conducted its own research into the tension of children speaking to various victims and that's where we came up with with first place pressure elise actually was a press release rather than a full report which we issued on the issue and based on these accounts what kind of things these are these children going through. well i mean it's part of a broader crackdown on society i mean obviously detentions are very corman mistreatment in detention is common and it often rises to the level of torture what we found is that there is a failure to distinguish between child detainees and adults so the children are
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mistreated in the same manner as as adults i think the most alarming to say arming issues referring to in this brief research that we conducted was the children being threatened with rape children being threatened with electrocution and children being beaten one point. beating at sait of a police station was only stopped or or lessened when a senior officer was brought onto the bus and he reportedly said beat them but do it quietly at least shocking revelations i mean how how often these kind of violations occur well it's difficult to see a a local race group told us that they due to the sheer number of this engines it's very difficult for them to document each one to document its lawfulness and to ascertain the age of the children involved suffice to say that we received numerous reports of jail detentions we document as many as we can but the evidence that
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we've produced would appear to be perhaps only the tip of the iceberg unfortunately what kind of reaction coming expect from the bahraini authorities to this. well judging from their reaction to previous accusation is most probably a denial most probably an assertion that those people who have been detained have been engaged in some sort of terrorist activity. i think it's undeniable that the bahraini authorities have exaggerated the threat of such activity to justify repressive measures. it would be interesting to see the response of its allies the u.k. and the us i think in this regard these allegations might weaken support for the bahraini regime. and put them in a very difficult situation and bahrain is supposed to be a party to the convention on the rights of a child and could its adherents be reviewed in the light of this. well it was criticized heavily in the last review of its hearings to the convention on the
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rights of the child it's also a party to convention against torture and its violations of that. convention are well documented increasingly bahrain as it is a state which seems to hold little regard for its international obligations where human rights were concerned regrettably. some again from human rights watch thanks much indeed for joining us here today on r.t. thank you. month has already passed since russia granted asylum to a fugitive american whistleblower edward snowden he hasn't been seen in public since then or any details of his current life revealed i call it's about let's say spoke to one season in the france for more on the mystery man. so where is this note in well that's the question everyone wants answered as quickly as possible there was word when he left the airport initially that he was actually staying with american friends so we sat down with anatoly kuchera now which is to be a lawyer assisting him ever since he got here in russia we asked him that very
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question and this is what he has to say that it is impossible at the moment to reveal where he's living or talk openly about we believe the danger remains quite high what sort of danger do you mean we. should go well which is what you have to understand is that he's being persecuted by a major power in the us government and we fear that they could be some very serious consequences. q it was even within the russian territory i mean they can chase and catch him here in russia. i don't think that is going to happen but we saw american special forces intervening in other countries is going to also with regards to our own citizens they get detained to broaden transfer to u.s. attorney. this he goes. of course you don't he walks he can travel he enjoys travelling and he's interested in our history has he been recognised in the streets were while he was travelling you know he hasn't been recognised not so far ok so he hasn't been recognised on the street so far but he is paying for his own
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private security team to watch out for him and his father is reportedly coming to visit him very serious got to get all the paperwork taken care of so there we go speaking of security there was talk of him getting a job here so i'm guessing that he must be getting some kind of funding somewhere how's that going on for him i mean does he have any office on the table do we know that well there's plenty of offers the question is will it be a book deal that he takes up will it be work as a program or will it be a talk show who knows we asked about this specifically and here's what he told us he's still receiving a huge number of offices and people are writing to him and calling the offer assistance because they understand that this. needs to settle here he also gets calls from business executives from different companies who want to give him a job have there been any offers which surprised you. yes there was a woman about fifty years old who couldn't suggest. i found that pretty amusing
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yet as you can imagine an adoption office pretty amusing and also when he was in the airport he was also getting marriage proposals from women here and as you can imagine any business executive it would increase the public attention on their company if edward started were to take a job there but i could china does mention that he is very interested in that snowden is interested in doing human rights activism here in russia especially in light of what brought him here to begin let's will be watching that closely that was just a preview there of exclusive interview with a lawyer assisting out of snow you can catch them for next week or not. germany will be electing a new parliament this weekend it's promising to be a close race in the polity heading for an outright majority coalition talks are likely without some of the factions possibly having
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a decisive influence and what the bundestag looks like come next week peter all of our attended a rally of one of the parties that is now unexpectedly set to make a crucial difference. that germany's political new kids on the block but it does seem that alternative for germany will have a key role to play and shaping what the country does politically over the next few years no the most recent polls ahead of the elections next sunday suggest that alternative germany will be taking a good four percent it's expected they'll take far more from not when germans actually get in to the voting at the polling stations now five percent is what you need to take a seat in the bundestag and it seems alternatively germany will do just that a euro skeptic party they are anti euro and their party leader has been outlining exactly what he wants to do when just when the alternative for germany gets into the bundestag well you know that but you're a skeptical skeptical of the efforts to find currency and that we have
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a number of other issues like for instance our energy policy or like the ability of our social security system to night editions of operation and you to ration it you need i can you show off if you change everything so he's not going to do just because you will the next four years as much as this is being a good campaign for alternative for germany it has been horrific for anglo merkel's current coalition partners the free democrats in fact many of the voters that would have voted for a democrat seem to be turning towards other parties like alternative in germany now what that could mean is some pretty dicey discussions when it comes to getting together a coalition here after the election and alternatively germany's members are saying that if angle a merkel wants them to be part of a coalition it's her that's going to have to move towards them not the other way around but we will never work with margo if she is not willing to soften her stand on the euro as it is right now it would be
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a real upset if angle of her call wasn't returned to the german chancellor. but it does seem that after the votes of being cast the real political wrangling will start when it comes to forming a new coalition here in germany i want to underline that head to our website for more including following french footsteps paris get set to block the symbols in universities and. man america one company's drones have been grounded for almost rise the mapping flights over colorado's flood zones find more on this and much more arty dot com. right on the scene. first for you and i think you're. on our reporters' twitter. instagram.
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to be in. on. the start of some other global news for you now the costa concordia cruise liner has sounded its horn sort of ration offering food upright twenty months on from a tragedy that claimed thirty two lives italian ship which ran aground off the striking a reef now being towed away in scrapped. nineteen hours of efforts by engineers across starboard side was hauled out of the water off the coast of task and no pollution from the wreck was detected two hundred ninety meter vessel is longer than the titanic and more than double the tonnage. route into mexico now and the country continues to contend with flooding and landslides after two awful storms left more than forty people dead. can be read in raging on both east and west coasts at the same time the disaster forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of
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people from the stricken regions thousands of houses were buried in the mudslides with many more cut off from an interesting. under glaring message was beamed on to the site of the japanese embassy in berlin overnight the action in protest at the hands recent victory to host the twenty twenty summer olympics was organized by german artists or the entire ski stunt it was designed to draw attention to the latest spike in radiation levels at the fukushima nuclear plant crewmembers marty's view agency abruptly briefly detained by police officer ming the protests. talking of money max and stacey o'hare in just a few minutes time with the kaiser things. we've
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talked before about people getting in trouble throughout the usa just for gardening in fact according to the christian science monitor a couple of florida has been fined five hundred dollars a day until they dig up their vegetable garden which is on their own property immediately people who write these articles draw comparisons to communist russia where people weren't allowed to grow their own food unless the state allowed it yes the revolutionary period in russia forced agriculture to change rapidly and often against the will of many of those involved and this did lead to starvation revolution isn't fun but what about after that was stalin and khrushchev gave out a lot of doctors which are private summer houses where people guard and also there were markets in the soviet union where people could bring the food they grew to sell to see all these pictures behind me these are people in the soviet union selling food they produced privately and legally but there were some moments in soviet history when there were some taxes placed on the sale of your personal goods from your personal labor which according to russian website history of taxes was
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around ten percent whether you love or hate communism more than anything doesn't matter this half truth about shooting soviet gardeners burns like wildfire on the american side of the internet the real truth is that in fact when the us government for every reason in various forms clamps down on private gardens it isn't the same as communism but it's actually technically worse than communism for the majority of its lifespan where you could guard it up as you like excluding the brutal revolutionary period but that's just my opinion. biomass guys are welcome to because the report of the second to begin with greg palast stuff come about larry summers the most evil financial terrorist in the world but first let's catch up on world war money nation over yes max there's been
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a an official denial that the u.s. engages in economic espionage statement by the director of national intelligence james r. clapper on allegations of economic espionage it is not a secret he said max that the intelligence community collects information about economic and financial matters and terrorist financing this is because all this n.s.a. information has been released that they're collecting information not only on american citizens and foreign citizens but also on corporations and banks and financing centers all around the world he says we collect this information from many important reasons for one it could provide the united states and our allies early warning of international financial crises which could negatively impact the global economy and also could provide insight into other countries economic policy or behavior which could affect global markets right economic. infrastructure or surrounding the government wall street to conduct economic espionage in the wake of
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nine eleven it gets back to you have to define terrorism in america the definition of terrorism is if you kill a bank or anybody else gets killed it's a crime but if you kill a banker that's terrorism trust me it's not eleven came and it was just citizens and no bankers it would not be the event that we know today is the great tragedy the fact that bankers went down it's terrorism oh marco it records well then we do know which of all the records are done oh no that's true or is a conduct economic espionage rather well that's part of every single transaction everywhere in the world to make sure our bankers make the most illicit gains possible right back to the say this is not just. post nine eleven the evidence suggests that they've been collecting data on all sorts of economic activity for decades and many decades they've been collecting this data so the cover story is nine eleven and it's only been happening for the last twelve years but he says that despite the fact that they were collecting evidence before nine eleven he said that this evidence the data they're collecting should give them evidence of the
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international financial crisis about to emerge so they have that evidence of a financial crisis about to emerge presumably they must have known that lehman brothers was going to blow that goldman sachs was on the verge of blowing that the entire financial system was on the verge of blowing what did they do probably just engage in insider trading because they certainly didn't warn the american public that's right goldman sachs and all the banks on wall street profited knowing that there was a collapse coming in two thousand and two thousand and one we know that from lehman brothers see n.b.c. famously was sold the line that lehman was about to go bust sold to them by j.p. morgan it was shortly my brother it was not actually going to go bust but when the news got out that it was going to go bust you had a huge short selling attack on lehman and it went bust same thing with greece goldman knew was going to go bust the engineer of the collapse they profited from the collapse of the sub prime mortgage same thing with the u.s. economy same thing on the european champion of the asian economy simply on the mexican economy insiders closing the event probing from the event and then clear.
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